Thanks for the feedback! I’ve seen and wondered about these
bezel blocks. I assume that’s the same thing as a bezel punch?
Since the bezel comes out with a taper, how does one set the
stone? When I make bezels by hand (almost always), the walls are
vertical, and the bezel is just slightly larger than the stone.
Slip the stone in, and bend the bezel and the stone is set.
If the bezel walls are tapered inward (at the top?), it would
seem that one would need a bezel with a significantly wider base
to allow the stone to pass through. Do you use these bezels with
cabs and/or faceted stones? Am I missing something here? Does
the smaller diameter go down, and you use them only for faceted
Ignorant minds want to know!
From: rick hamilton[SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 1996 1:51 AM
Subject: Re: Oval tube setting